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Autism Awareness: Can folic acid at conception reduce the risk for ASDs ?

There are 5 comments on the Examiner.com story from Feb 20, 2013, titled Autism Awareness: Can folic acid at conception reduce the risk for ASDs ?. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Women who take folic acid supplements around the time of conception may slightly lower the risk of autism for their unborn child.

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SAM

Candiac, Canada

#1 Feb 20, 2013
No it does not. A very weak study. The three groups of autism, PDD, aspergers and classic autism were not factored in the final count. what percentage in each group with and without folic acid consumption did end of with autism. Knowing each group could very well have different medical pathways leading to autism. It sounds a simple calculation ommitted intentionally to justify vague findings without any usefull outcome.
The best of medical mainstream hard in research into this autism epidemic.

Since: Jan 07

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#2 Feb 20, 2013
Could have different pathways leading to autism? You've got to be kidding? Of course that then applies to the vaccine theory as well.

" The study sample of 85 176 children was derived from the population-based, prospective Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). The children were born in 2002-2008; by the end of follow-up on March 31, 2012, the age range was 3.3 through 10.2 years (mean, 6.4 years). The exposure of primary interest was use of folic acid from 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after the start of pregnancy, defined as the first day of the last menstrual period before conception. Relative risks of ASDs were estimated by odds ratios (ORs) with 95% CIs in a logistic regression analysis. Analyses were adjusted for maternal education level, year of birth, and parity."

These didn't take folic acid:
"At the end of follow-up, 270 children in the study sample had been diagnosed with ASDs: 114 with autistic disorder, 56 with Asperger syndrome, and 100 with PDD-NOS."

These did:
In children whose mothers took folic acid, 0.10%(64/61 042) had autistic disorder, compared with 0.21%(50/24 134) in those unexposed to folic acid. The adjusted OR for autistic disorder in children of folic acid users was 0.61 (95% CI, 0.41-0.90). No association was found with Asperger syndrome or PDD-NOS, but power was limited. Similar analyses for prenatal fish oil supplements showed no such association with autistic disorder, even though fish oil use was associated with the same maternal characteristics as folic acid use.

Hope that clears up that "percentage in each group with and without folic acid consumption did end of with autism". Helps to read the study.
Warning FDA Approved

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Feb 20, 2013
friend wrote:
Could have different pathways leading to autism? You've got to be kidding? Of course that then applies to the vaccine theory as well.
" The study sample of 85 176 children was derived from the population-based, prospective Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). The children were born in 2002-2008; by the end of follow-up on March 31, 2012, the age range was 3.3 through 10.2 years (mean, 6.4 years). The exposure of primary interest was use of folic acid from 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after the start of pregnancy, defined as the first day of the last menstrual period before conception. Relative risks of ASDs were estimated by odds ratios (ORs) with 95% CIs in a logistic regression analysis. Analyses were adjusted for maternal education level, year of birth, and parity."
These didn't take folic acid:
"At the end of follow-up, 270 children in the study sample had been diagnosed with ASDs: 114 with autistic disorder, 56 with Asperger syndrome, and 100 with PDD-NOS."
These did:
In children whose mothers took folic acid, 0.10%(64/61 042) had autistic disorder, compared with 0.21%(50/24 134) in those unexposed to folic acid. The adjusted OR for autistic disorder in children of folic acid users was 0.61 (95% CI, 0.41-0.90). No association was found with Asperger syndrome or PDD-NOS, but power was limited. Similar analyses for prenatal fish oil supplements showed no such association with autistic disorder, even though fish oil use was associated with the same maternal characteristics as folic acid use.
Hope that clears up that "percentage in each group with and without folic acid consumption did end of with autism". Helps to read the study.
Thanks for the urine sample. Folic acid yes no. Vaccinated children yes no. Its just more misinformation for bozo's to believe.
goodfather

Torrance, CA

#6 Feb 21, 2013
Just take the tv and electronics away. That will cure everything. That is what causes autism
DUH IM goodfather

Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Feb 21, 2013
goodfather wrote:
Just take the tv and electronics away. That will cure everything. That is what causes autism
wrong its vaccines.

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